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Local golfers find success at Tri-Cities Junior Amateur

e area hit the links at the Tri-Cities Junior Amateur Championships on July 28 at The Virginian in Bristol and no other area was better represented at the event than Washington County.
Young golfers from Jonesborough and Gray captured four out of eight division championships at the event.
Jonesborough’s Jack Rhea shot a 2-under-par, 70 to win the boys 16-18 division and former Boone golfer Haley Wagner captured the girls 12-18 division championship with a 71.
Jonesborough’s Noah Turner shot a 46 on nine to win the boys 9-10 championship after a dominant six-stroke advantage.
The largest victory of the afternoon came from Jonesborough’s Lexanne Halama playing in the girls 8-11 division. She coasted to an impressive 22 stroke win after shooting a 36 on nine holes.
Other strong performances came from Jonesborough’s Alex Bradford who finished in a fourth- place tie in the boys 13-15 division with an 80. Gray’s Jackson Skeen finished second in the boys 10-13 division with a nine-hole 43 and only a shot back from the winner.
In the boys 10-11 category, Gray’s Casey Whitling finished second behind Turner with a 52, and Jonesborough’s Addison Baggarly placed third in the girls 12-18 division with a 77, only six strokes off of Wagner’s championship round.
Tri-Cities Junior Amateur Championship Results:
Boys 16-18 (18 holes)
• Jack Rhea (Jonesborough) 70
• Chase Roswall (Bristol, Tenn.) 71
• Nic Vandeventer (Bristol, Tenn.) 71
•Eddie Karst (Kingsport) 73
• Shelby Ray Meyer (Bristol, Va.) 74
Boys 13-15 (18 holes)
• Garrett Whitfield (Johnson City) 74
• Chad Couch (Bristol, Tenn.) 74
• Chance Thomas (Bristol, Va.) 78
• Seth Crawford (Kingsport) 80
• Alex Bradford (Jonesborough) 80
Boys 10-13 (9 holes)
• Matthew Barnicki (Kingsport) 42
• Jackson Skeen (Gray) 43
• Will Watson (Abingdon) 47
• Randy Izzo (Bristol, Tenn.) 48
• Cayd Pope (Johnson City) 51
Boys 10-11 (9 holes)
• Noah Turner (Jonesborough) 46
• Casey Whitling (Gray) 52
• Lucas Lowe (Johnson City) 52
• Caleb Brummitt (Abingdon) 53
• Cole Self (Bristol, Tenn.) 58
Boys 8-9 (9 holes)
• Marshall Seal (Rogersville) 38
• Andrew Stevens (Elizabethton) 56
• Jordan Pruitt (Afton) 57
Girls 12-18 (18 holes)
• Haley Wagner (Gray) 71
• Haverly Harrold (Kingsport) 73
• Addison Baggarly (Jonesborough) 77
• Allyson Dunn (Kingsport) 81
• Kelli Ann Pearson (Rogersville) 82
Girls 12-18 (9 holes)
• Isabella van der Biest (Kingsport) 37
• Kara Carter (Kingsport) 46
• Christian Gregg (Greeneville) 50
Girls 8-11 (9 holes)
• Lexanne Halama (Jonesborough) 36
• Lexi Humbert (Greeneville) 58
• Chloe Kinser (Greeneville) 80